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Hacker Public Radio is a podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community and can be on any topic that is "of interest to hackers".

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Aug 11, 2017 operat0r
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Summary: I go over my current Wii and WiiU setup Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2355 https://wiiu.guide/ A complete guide to Wii U custom firmware, from stock to Coldboot Haxchi.
Topics: wii, wiiu, console hacking
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Aug 10, 2017 Jon Kulp
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Summary: A recording of the night sounds outside Tullahoma, Tennessee Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2354 Upon arriving at my parents' house tonight, I was struck anew by the incredible sounds of wildlife where they live in the woods. I decided to record and share with the HPR audience.
Topics: nature, insects, wildlife
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Aug 9, 2017 Epicanis
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Summary: A surprisingly short geeky episode about connecting a temperature sensor to a Raspberry Pi Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2353 Sorry this is such a short episode. I don't know what came over me, I was just listening to Mr.X talking about doing something with Python in Hacker Public Radio episode 2340, and for some reason I just felt a compulsion to record some kind of episode myself. It was so strange. I'm way behind on my Hacker Public Radio contribution duties...
Topics: Raspberry Pi, Shell, Zabbix, Monitoring, Temperature, DS18B20, Sensors, Linux
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Aug 8, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: A short series of interviews done at the Liverpool Makefest 2017 Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2352 Hi Tony Hughes here with the 5th and final show of some short interviews I did during the Liverpool Makefest held on the 24th June 2017 at Liverpool Central Library. https://lpoolmakefest.org/ The first interview is with Diane from Melt 3D printing https://www.melt-3d.co.uk/ The second interview was with Michael from Electric Flapjack Guitars...
Topics: Interviews, Making
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Aug 7, 2017 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: Murphy is strong but Ken struggles on talking about shows released and comments posted in July 2017 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2351 New hosts Welcome to our new host: Ironic Sodium . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2326 Mon 2017-07-03 HPR Community News for June 2017 HPR Volunteers 2327 Tue 2017-07-04 A Texan's view on Why only a Native Born person can be President JWP 2328 Wed 2017-07-05 Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 8 MrX...
Topic: Community News
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Summary: How the Health Insurance Market works in the U.S Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2350 In the U.S., health care, like most things, is driven by a private marketplace. We take a look at the principles that govern this marketplace in this episode. Links: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114045132 http://www.palain.com/?page_id=293
Topics: Health Insurance, Health Policy, Insurance Marketplace
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Aug 3, 2017 Windigo
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Summary: A detailed look into how, and why, to customize a bash prompt. Series: Bash Scripting Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2349 Basic bash prompt information Variables and files .bashrc : the RC file where all of this stuff can be set PS1 : main prompt variable PS2 : continuation prompt PROMPT_COMMAND : a bash function name, run every time prompt is displayed Colors Uses escape sequences There are problems with prompts and escape sequences Multiple escaping String...
Topics: bash, command line, configuration, terminal
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Aug 2, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Hints and Tips for Vim users - part 5 Series: Vim Hints Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2348 Vim Hints 005 Vim Hints is back! Oops! Where did half of 2015, all of 2016 and the first half of 2017 go? Well, life got in the way, plus motivation dwindled somewhat. This series is very demanding - the sed series was a walk in the park compared to tackling the continental-scale landscape of Vim! Still, the original goal was to try and introduce the really useful features of...
Topics: vim, editor, movement, copy, paste, text object, configuration, .vimrc
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Aug 1, 2017 JWP
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Summary: Just a pretty boring summary of what Hadoop is and how it works. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2347 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Hadoop The link above is primary info source. http://hadoop.apache.org/ has all the learning docs.
Topics: Hadoop, big data, MapReduce, cluster, HDFS
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Jul 31, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: A short series of interviews done at the Liverpool Makefest 2017 Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2346 Hi Tony Hughes here with the 4th show of some short interviews I did during the Liverpool Makefest held on the 24th June 2017 at Liverpool Central Library. https://lpoolmakefest.org/ The first interview is with Hillary Harper one of the Makefest Crew The second interview was with Gemma from Patten Craft...
Topics: Interviews, Making
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Jul 28, 2017 Ken Fallon
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Summary: A small fix improves someone's life Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2345 In this episode Ken discusses how a simple "life hack", turned a source of frustration, into an engineering problem with a simple solution.
Topics: Life Hack, re-purpose hack
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Summary: Improved version of script to capture the number of HPR shows in the queue using python. Series: Programming 101 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2344 This is a follow up to my previous show HPR2340, the improvement being I use the available STATS file from the hpr website rather than scraping the content from the HPR calendar page Link to my original show HPR2340 http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2340 Link to the excellent episode HPR1986 from Dave Morriss which...
Topics: Python, Programming, Hardware
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Jul 26, 2017 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Ken reads the Wikipedia article on Healthcare in the Netherlands Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2343 In show hpr2325 Ahuka describes how Health Insurance and How It Works. In this episode Ken reads the current state of Healthcare in the Netherlands by reading the Wikipedia entry. Links Healthcare in the Netherlands hpr2325 :: Insurance - How It Works
Topic: Health Insurance
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Jul 25, 2017 Christopher M. Hobbs
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Summary: I try and fail to fix my garage door. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2342 My garage door failed spectacularly for a second time. I make an attempt to repair it but find that my extension cables are a bit too short. I hope I can explain a little about how garage doors work along the way.
Topics: diy, home improvement, fixit, wontfix, failure, door, garage door, handyman, narration
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Jul 24, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: A short series of interviews done at the Liverpool Makefest 2017 Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2341 Hi Tony Hughes here with the third show of some short interviews I did during the Liverpool Makefest held on the 24th June 2017 at Liverpool Central Library. https://lpoolmakefest.org/ The first interview is with David from Studio@Deyes in Wavertree http://studio-deyes.co.uk/ The second interview was with Laura from Tactile electronics...
Topics: Interviews, Making
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Jul 21, 2017 MrX
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Summary: I explain how I capture the number of HPR shows in the queue using python Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2340 In this episode I explain how I use python to track the number of shows in the HPR queue and then turn on a blinkstick to indicate the size of the queue. Stack exchange http://stackoverflow.com/ urllib (Python 3), urllib2 (Python 2) https://docs.python.org/2/library/urllib.html re - regular expressions in python https://docs.python.org/2/library/re.html...
Topics: Python, Programming, Hardware
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Jul 20, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Updates to my list of podcast feeds Series: Podcast recommendations Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2339 Podcast list additions I did two HPR shows 1516 and 1518 in 2014 about the podcast feeds I'm subscribed to. I have made a few additions since then (and a few subtractions) and I thought I'd share a few of the additions. The list below shows the feed titles. Clicking on them will take you to the full notes where you can examine the details of the feed. The World of...
Topics: podcast, feed, recommendation
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Jul 19, 2017 Quvmoh
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Summary: Binaural 3d audio recording, please listen at normal speed with good head phones. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2338 This is a follow up to show 0785 where I explained how and why I was recording 3d sound using my home made Binaural head phones, this episode is a standard morning commute waiting for Phantom Hawk to pick me up in his big yellow bus, enjoy. Links HPR episode 0785 - binaural recording
Topics: binaural, quvmoh, audio
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Jul 18, 2017 Jon Kulp
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Summary: A review of my new (used) Kobo Aura e-book reader Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2337 I recently acquired a refurbished Kobo Aura e-book reader. This episode is a brief review. Links OpenDyslexic Font Calibre e-Book Management software
Topics: ebooks, ereaders, ebook readers
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Jul 17, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: A short series of interviews done at the Liverpool Makefest 2017 Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2336 Hi Tony Hughes here with the second of some short interviews I did during the Liverpool Makefest held on the 24th June 2017 at Liverpool Central Library. https://lpoolmakefest.org/ The first interview is with Jimmy England from Warington Fab Lab http://fablab.warrington.ac.uk/ The second interview was with Patrick from DoES Liverpool...
Topics: Interviews, Making
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Jul 14, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver. Series: QSK, HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2335 In this episode I cover the menus 25 to 40 of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver Menu 25, SFT-D - Frequency Shift Direction [ - / + / 0 ] (Duplex shift) Menu 26, OFFSET - Frequency shift amount - Values (MHz) [ 00.000 - 69.990 ] Menu 27, MEM-CH - Store a Memory Channel [ 000 -- 127 ] Menu 28, DEL-CH - Delete a memory channel...
Topic: Amateur Radio
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Jul 13, 2017 Claudio Miranda
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Summary: I discuss Colossal Cave Adventure and the adventure of playing it with my son. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2334 In this HPR episode, I discuss the open-sourcing of Colossal Cave Adventure (a text adventure computer game), my childhood exposure to text adventure games, and passing along the text adventure torch to my middle son thanks to the "bsdgames" package. Opening sound clip taken from "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Closing song is...
Topics: foss, adventure, gaming, bsdgames, textadventure
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Jul 12, 2017 b-yeezi
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Summary: In this episode, talk about how I created my own virtualenvwrapper-like interface using Fish Shell. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2333 In this episode, talk about how I created my own virtualenvwrapper-like interface using Fish Shell. Fish Shell is "a smart and user-friendly command line shell for macOS, Linux, and the rest of the family. It excels in tab completion and ease of use, but virtualenvwrapper does not support it. Virtualenvwrapper, like the name...
Topics: python, virtualenv, fish shell
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Jul 11, 2017 Ironic Sodium
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Summary: Describes how to install DD-WRT router firmware on an ASUS RT-N66U router. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2332 Notes This worked for me, but it’s no guarantee it’ll work for you It’s been a couple weeks and I’m doing this from memory with the help of the resources I used, so I may have missed or misremembered a step Read the relevant documentation for yourself Peacock Thread ASUS RT-N66U Specific Page DO NOT use the router database to determine the firmware...
Topics: router, dd-wrt
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Jul 10, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: A short series of interviews done at the Liverpool Makefest 2017 Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2331 Hi HPR listeners Tony Hughes here with the first of some short interviews I did during the Liverpool Makefest held on the 24th June 2017 at Liverpool Central Library. https://lpoolmakefest.org/ The first interview was with Jay from the Inventors Asylum http://www.inventorsasylum.co.uk/ The second interview was with John Walton about his Animatronics...
Topics: Interviews, Makeing
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Jul 7, 2017 b-yeezi
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Summary: Looping in Awk explained by a sleep-deprived host Series: Learning Awk Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2330 In this episode, I will (very) briefly go over loops in the Awk programming language. Loops are useful when you want to run the same command(s) on a collection of data or when you just want to repeat the same commands many times. When using loops, a command or group of commands is repeated until a condition (or many) is met. While Loop Here is a silly example of a...
Topics: bash, linux, awk
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Jul 6, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: I bought a self-build digital clock on eBay and document the building process Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2329 Building a Digital Clock Kit Introduction In April 2017 my son and I decided to each build a digital clock. I had been interested in the idea since seeing Big Clive build one on YouTube, and I think my son had been similarly motivated. He found one, which I have linked to below. It's smaller than the one shown by Big Clive, comes from ShenZhen China, and...
Topics: electronics, clock, soldering
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Jul 5, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver. Series: QSK, HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2328 In this episode I cover the menus 12 to 24 of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver Menu 12, T-DCS - Transmitter DCS: [ D023N -- D754I , OFF ], DCS Wikpedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squelch#DCS Menu 13, 13 T-CTCS - Transmitter CTCSS [ 67.0 -- 254.1, OFF ], CTCSS Wikipedia...
Topic: Amateur Radio
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Summary: A quick talk about why America is special Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2327 Based on my limited knowledge of our founding documents. I have read them a few times and had a few basic classes about our founding documents. So I am not lawyer or Professor just a normal person with a very normal education. I did see the starting documents at the national archive last sept 2016 and they are real and can be publicly read.
Topics: President of the United States, eligibility
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Jul 3, 2017 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in June 2017 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2326 New hosts Welcome to our new hosts: Mongo , bjb . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2304 Thu 2017-06-01 Using Gnome 3 for the First Time Shane Shennan 2305 Fri 2017-06-02 Configuring an HP Laptop for Dual Boot Linux and Windows 10 Mongo 2306 Mon 2017-06-05 HPR Community News for May 2017 HPR Volunteers 2307 Tue 2017-06-06...
Topic: Community News
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Jun 30, 2017 Ahuka
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Summary: To begin discussing the policy we need to first explain how insurance works Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2325 Health policy is difficult and tricky. In the U.S. health care is mostly financed through insurance. How does that work, and what does it imply. There are some hard truths here. Links: https://discoveringwisdom.com/2013/06/07/life-is-uncertain-eat-dessert-first/ https://www.actuary.org/files/publications/risk_pool_july2009.pdf...
Topics: Health Insurance, Health Policy
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Jun 29, 2017 JWP
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Summary: Performance of Ubuntu 16.04 on my MS surface Tablet and Brief Review of OpenSuse Con 2017 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2324 Information about HTOP can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Htop Information about Audacity 2.1.2 can be found at http://www.audacityteam.org/ Overall the opensuse con 2017 was a great event. Lots of talks, they had guy with 16 Raspberry PIs in a storage cluster and list goes on and on. Many of the folks there were suse employees or...
Topics: openSUSE, openSUSE conference 2017, Ubuntu, Microsoft Surface tablet
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Jun 28, 2017 Thaj Sara
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Summary: The cast of the urandom podcast help a guest troubleshoot their Mumble setup in real time. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2323 Links relevant to the show: http://www.evoterra.com/ https://scribl.com/ https://wiki.mumble.info/wiki/Main_Page https://urandom-podcast.info/
Topics: Mumble, Podcasting, Audiobooks, Troubleshooting, How To
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Jun 27, 2017 bjb
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Summary: Linux processes, the process environment and the shell, as they relate to virtualenvwrapper. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2322 A bit of background on virtualenvwrapper Or, Linux processes, the process environment and the shell. speaker intro Hi, I'm bjb. I've been using Linux for wow, 20 years now. motivation knox gave a nice podcast on virtualenvwrapper - it was timely for me, I was just trying to use it the other day and not finding all the bits and pieces. So...
Topics: python, virtualenvwrapper, virtualenv, bash, linux
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Jun 26, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver. Series: QSK, HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2321 In this episode I cover the menus 6 to 11 of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver Link to the Free, open-source tool for programming your amateur radio. It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and formats....
Topic: Amateur Radio
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Jun 23, 2017 JWP
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Summary: Free Shell accounts on old Computers with old programing langs Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2320 From Wikipedia: Living Computers: Museum + Labs (LCM+L) is a computer and technology museum located in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. LCM+L showcases vintage computers which provide interactive sessions, either through time-sharing operating systems or single-user interfaces. This gives users a chance to actually use the computers on-line or in person in...
Topics: museum, vintage computer
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Summary: MattKingUSA review of dell gaming laptop and an update on Minimal Music Site Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2319 Hey this is MattKingUSA doing an update of my project Minimal Music Site. And also a review of my new laptop! Thanks for listening! http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-7567-laptop/pd?oc=cn56701&model_id=inspiron-15-7567-laptop http://www.minimalmusicsite.org
Topics: review, laptop, php, cms, music
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Jun 21, 2017 swift110
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Summary: I talk about why I love my thinkpads so much and how I appreciate having them Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2318 https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd015734 https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/migr-75044
Topics: thinkpad, laptop, lenovo, x201, t420
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Jun 20, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: How does scp manage extended glob patterns? Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2317 Bash snippet - extglob and scp The Problem Following on from my last show on filename expansion , concentrating on extended patterns and the extglob option, I was asked a question by Jon Kulp in the comment section. Jon was using ls *(*.mp3|*.ogg) to find all OGG and MP3 files in a directory which also held other files. However, when he wanted to copy this subset of files elsewhere he had...
Topics: Bash, shopt, filename expansion, scp, rsync
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Jun 19, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver. Series: QSK, HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2316 In this episode I cover the menus 0 to 5 of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver Menu 0, Squelch, Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squelch Menu 1, STEP - Frequency Step Menu 2, TXP - Transmit Power, Lo / Hi (1W/ 4W), Menu 3, SAVE - Battery Save, OFF/1/2/3/4 (1:1 / 1:2 / 1:3 / 1:4) Menu 4, VOX, Voice Operated Switch /...
Topic: Amateur Radio
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Jun 16, 2017 Ahuka
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Summary: Penguicon 2017 took place on April 28-30, 2017 in Southfield, Michigan Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2315 Penguicon 2017 is a combined technology and science fiction convention in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, and presents over 500 hours of programming over the entire weekend. Of this, around 100 hours are open source, tech-related. In this episode I tell you about my own personal experience at Penguicon this year. Links: http://2017.penguicon.org/
Topics: Penguicon 2017, open source event
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Jun 15, 2017 NYbill
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Summary: NYbill talking about repairing a computer motherboard. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2314 NYbill talks about repairing a motherboard. Errata: Even though I go into a bit about different types of capacitors I didn't plan on this being an episode about capacitors themselves. Even though I mention some different types. Bonus, there are also Trimmer Caps. And yes, I know LCD's don't have a trace. The old school CRT user popped out there. You all knew what I meant. Also, I...
Topics: repair, motherboard, capacitor, polymer electrolytic capacitor, ceramic capacitor
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Jun 14, 2017 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu talks about NilFS2 Series: Filesystems Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2313 Klaatu talks about NilFS2, including how to monitor checkpoints, create snapshots, and browse snapshots. NILFS or NILFS2 (New Implementation of a Log-structured File System) is a log-structured file system implementation for the Linux kernel. It is being developed by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) CyberSpace Laboratories and a community from all over the world. NILFS was...
Topics: file system, NILFS, NILFS2, checkpoint, snapshot
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Jun 13, 2017 Frank Bell
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Summary: Frank describes how he used XAMPP to clone his website to localhost so he could shoot some trouble. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2312 Using XAMMP To Toubleshoot a Website XAMMP is package containing a complete LAMPP stack configured to work out of the box. It is avalable for Mac, Windows, and Linux from ApacheFriends.org and includes Apache MariaDB PHP Perl XAMPP is excellent for testing a new website, testing updates for an existing site, or troubleshooting a...
Topics: XAMPP, Apache, PHP, Perl, Wordpress
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Jun 12, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver. Series: QSK, HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2311 In this episode I cover the rear and front panel features & controls of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver Lithium Ion Battery, Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium-ion_battery Oscillator, wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_oscillator Variable Frequency Oscillator (VFO), Wikipedia...
Topic: Amateur Radio
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Jun 9, 2017 Geddes
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Summary: A look at the final Kdenlive project workflow and conclusion. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2310 Hello HPR listeners this is Geddes with part 6 the final article in this Kdenlive series entitled Workflow and Conclusion. The topics included are: The Gold Master The render menu and the gold master Encoding Workflow Post production workflow Conclusion Here's the link to the original article. https://opensource.com/life/12/1/kdenlive-part-6-workflow-and-conclusion
Topics: Kdenlive, opensource.com, workflow
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Jun 8, 2017 Jon Kulp
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Summary: A show about my efforts to get lots of students to help correct transcriptions of my online lectures Series: Accessibility Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2309 In order to meet basic accessibility standards, I need to have text alternatives to the audio of my online video lectures for my music appreciation class. I have a transcription tool called Dragon Dictate that can do most of the heavy lifting as far as getting a raw transcript of the audio, but the transcription...
Topics: Accessibility, scripting, audio editing, speech-to-text
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Jun 7, 2017 clacke
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Summary: Here's how I use Guix in my day-to-day. Fleshed out audio of a comment on ep 2198. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2308 Back at hpr2198 :: How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world I wrote a comment about how I use guix in everyday practice. Here's the full episode for that comment. The most common operations I do are: guix environment --ad-hoc ncdu , where ncdu stands for something I heard about and want to try out, or something I only use once a month....
Topics: guix, linux, nix, sysadmin, development
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Jun 6, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver. Series: QSK, HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2307 In this episode I cover the controls and connectors around the outside edge of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver Jack Plug / Socket, Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phone_connector_(audio) I couldn't find a link to the supposed problem with the headphone socket on the Baofeng UV5R and despite regularly plugging and...
Topic: Amateur Radio
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Jun 5, 2017 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in May 2017 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2306 New hosts Welcome to our new hosts: TheDUDE , Knox . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2281 Mon 2017-05-01 HPR Community News for April 2017 HPR Volunteers 2282 Tue 2017-05-02 Pathfinder Adventure Card Game klaatu 2283 Wed 2017-05-03 Saving money shaving with double and single edge safety razors Dave Yates 2284 Thu 2017-05-04...
Topic: Community News
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Summary: Installing Linux Ubuntu GNOME to dual boot with Windows 10 on an HP laptop. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2305 This presentation describes the installation of Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 to dual boot with Windows 10 Home on an HP Spectre x360-13 laptop. Previously, I had been using Linux in a virtual machine on Windows. After the update, there was a very significant improvement in performance working in Linux without the Windows/VM overhead. It turned out to not be difficult...
Topics: Linux, Dual-boot
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Jun 1, 2017 Shane Shennan
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Summary: Shane just switched his desktop environment from XFCE to Gnome 3. Here is his experience, so far. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2304 Here are the three Gnome 3 extensions I am enjoying: Clipboard indicator at https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/779/clipboard-indicator/ Dynamic top bar at https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/885/dynamic-top-bar/ Removable drive menu at https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/7/removable-drive-menu/
Topics: ubuntu, linux, xfce, gnome 3, desktop environment
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May 31, 2017 Geddes
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Summary: Recording Audio in Kdenlive Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2303 Hello again HPR listeners this is Geddes with you again with Kdenlive part 5 All About Audio. The topics included are: Audio Recording and Synchronization Best Practices for a Basic Mix Exporting Here's the link to the original article. https://opensource.com/life/11/12/kdenlive-part-5-all-about-audio
Topics: Kdenlive, opensource.com, recording, audio
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May 30, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: After learning about the nullglob option I have started to use it Series: Bash Scripting Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2302 Bash snippet - nullglob I recently did an HPR show about Bash filename expansion and described the ' shopt ' command and its options. One of the options I talked about was ' nullglob ' which controls what is returned from an expansion when no files match. When ' nullglob ' is enabled, and a pattern does not match, nothing is returned. When it is...
Topics: Bash, shopt, filename expansion
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May 29, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver. Series: QSK, HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2301 This episode will be right up your street if you like rambling podcasts. I planned to cover the supplied accessories of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver however somewhere along the line I rambled off topic and started blathering on about a whole range of topics. I cover the VHF / UHF spectrum, radio frequency, wavelength...
Topic: Amateur Radio
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May 26, 2017 JWP
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Summary: A talk about the original intel compute stick with ubuntu factory installed Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2300 Well basically the stick out of the box was not very usable. I had to struggle with it for a long time to make it work for me doing even the most basic tasks. I went to http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com/ and things got better.
Topics: Intel CompuStick, Ubuntu, UEFI
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May 25, 2017 Shane Shennan
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Summary: Here are the five items in the bag I take to my job. Series: What's in My Toolkit Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2299 A computer instructor explains why there is a flashlight, a flash drive, a set of picture dice, a small notebook, and a cell phone in his bag.
Topics: instructor, bag
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May 24, 2017 brian
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Summary: diagnosing a phantom power drain on an automobile Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2298 disconnect negative battery cable. connect multimeter between battery and cable. read amp draw... 15-20 millivolts is on the high end. unplug fuses one at a time, until the problem circuit is identified. ... some lip smacking, and vocal fry.
Topic: automotive
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May 23, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Andrew and Dave offer you some more tracks from Magnatune Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2297 More Magnatune Favourites After nearly two years Andrew ( @mcnalu ) and Dave have prepared another show of some of their favourite music from Magnatune for your pleasure. Andrew #1: Album: " Helium " by prettyhowtown Track: Rodrigo (04:25) Genre: Ambient Link: http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/prettyhowtown-helium Dave #1: Album: " The Secret Life of Angels...
Topics: Magnatune, music
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May 22, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver. Series: QSK, HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2296 In this episode I go through the general specification of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver VHF, Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_high_frequency UHF, Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_high_frequency 2 Meter band, Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-meter_band 70 Cm band, Wikipedia...
Topic: Amateur Radio
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May 19, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: Show about my latest Linux Distro find Series: Hardware upgrades Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2295 MX Linux OS Hi To all in HPR land, this is Tony Hughes in the UK back with you. I noticed that the queue has a couple of gaps in the next week or so here goes again. Apart from my last show I've recently done shows on current Linux distro's that are suitable for older hardware but with a modern look and feel and fully featured with the latest software available. As you...
Topics: Linux, Distributions
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May 18, 2017 Shane Shennan
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Summary: 11 things you can do with a toddler you are taking care of. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2294 Here is the list I check when I am looking for something to do with my toddler. Note that these are good indoor activities. [ ] Milk and TV [ ] Duplo [ ] Dollhouse [ ] Meal preparation [ ] Mixing bowl [ ] Crafts or painting [ ] Sink time [ ] Chasing and tickling [ ] Reading [ ] Cat videos [ ] Container of similar things
Topics: parenting, toddlers, children
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May 17, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Finishing off the subject of expansion in Bash (part 2) Series: Bash Scripting Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2293 More supplementary Bash tips Pathname expansion; part 2 of 2 Expansion As we saw in the last episode 2278 (and others in this sub-series) there are eight types of expansion applied to the command line in the following order: Brace expansion (we looked at this subject in episode 1884 ) Tilde expansion (seen in episode 1903 ) Parameter and variable expansion...
Topics: Bash, expansion, filename expansion, extglob, extended pattern matching
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May 16, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver. Series: QSK, HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2292 In this episode I give a brief introduction and demonstration of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver General Information about radio repeaters, Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_repeater Link to my local 2 Meter repeater GB3FF http://www.csfmg.com/GB3FF.htm The (Chinese) Radio Documentation Project...
Topic: Amateur Radio
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May 15, 2017 Hannah, of Terra, of Sol
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Summary: Conveniences you, and herself that Arch Linux on a Chromebook is a good idea! Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2291 ArchLinux on a CELES Samsung Chromebook 3 Before begining Required tools Screwdriver Install medium ( Arch-Anywhere ) USB keyboard (Built-in needs pinctrl-cherryview.c ) Internet connecion Other Device (Maybe) Links https://www.startpage.com/do/dsearch?query=xe500c13 https://mrchromebox.tech/#fwscript Packages to expect/build linux-galliumos-braswell...
Topics: xe500c13, celes, chromebook, archlinux, arch
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May 12, 2017 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Amazing Life Hack that will change your life forever. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2290 Tired of having back ache after Ironing Check out this amazing episode to hear how you too can transform a dull chore into an enjoyable experience !!!!
Topic: Amazing Life Hack
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May 11, 2017 sigflup
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Summary: Sigflup announces sendy send, which is a mechanism to tell if people read your email. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2289 http://ss.theadesilva.com/
Topics: HTML mail, read notification
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Summary: Installing and using virtualenvwrapper for python, (What I learned the hard way!) Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2288 Installing Virtual env wrapper in linux Best documentation I have found for working with virtualenvwrapper: http://python-guide-pt-br.readthedocs.io/en/latest/dev/virtualenvs/ Assuming you have pip installed. Install virtualenv sudo -H pip install virtualenv Install virtualenvwrapper sudo -H pip install virtualenvwrapper Modify your .bashrc file to...
Topics: python, programming
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May 9, 2017 dodddummy
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Summary: My attempt to start moving towards the RMS Model Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2287 My start towards the RMS ideal.
Topics: free software, richard stallman, RMS
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May 8, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: on the 2nd of February I had a stroke, this is my story Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2286 First off a disclaimer: anything I say here is my experience and is in no way intended as advice to anyone, everyone who experiences or is at risk of a stroke is different and you must make your own lifestyle choices based on professional advice. That clear lets get on with my show. On the 2nd February 2017 I had a Stroke, it came completely without warning. I was out with my...
Topics: health, stroke, recovery, TIA
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May 5, 2017 TheDUDE
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Summary: A show that covers the ongoing war between ticks (may they rot in hell) and everything else. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2285 Reminder: This show is released in .ogg a non patent encumbered format. https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/avoid/in_the_yard.html https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/avoid/on_people.html http://animals.mom.me/animals-eat-deer-ticks-10003.html http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks...
Topics: Ticks, Paranoia, Comedic, Informative?
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May 4, 2017 mirwi
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Summary: Replacing a failing capacitor in the power supply of an ethernet switch to make it work again. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2284 In this episode I simply let you participate with me replacing an electrolytic capacitor in the power supply of an Ethernet switch. The broken capacitor shows a bulge in its housing and was therefore easily identifiable. The supply voltage in the fault condition could be observed with an oscilloscope to completely collapse when load is...
Topics: Ethernet switch, capacitor, power supply
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Summary: Using double and single edge safety razors to save money Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2283 Single Edge, PTFE-Coated, Stainless Steel Blades Injector Style Stainless Steel, PTFE-Coated Blades Astra SP blades
Topics: shaving, razor, safety razor, razor blade
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May 2, 2017 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu talks about the Pathfinder RPG franchise, the OGL license, and the Adventure Card Game Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2282 Klaatu introduces you to the Pathfinder and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game . And since it's in the same neighborhood, Klaatu also mentions the Open Game License and mentions more than once Forgotten Realms .
Topics: game, gaming, tabletop, card, rpg
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May 1, 2017 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in April 2017 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2281 New hosts Welcome to our new hosts: fth , venam . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2261 Mon 2017-04-03 HPR Community News for March 2017 HPR Volunteers 2262 Tue 2017-04-04 Abstracting Nurse Jesus Eric Duhamel 2263 Wed 2017-04-05 Freak Does Geek fth 2264 Thu 2017-04-06 At The Library Bill "NFMZ1" Miller 2265 Fri...
Topic: Community News